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Boyfriend arrested in kidnapping, murder of pregnant woman in Miami-Dade

Human remains found Wednesday confirmed to be that of Andreae Lloyd

A South Florida man has confessed to abducting and killing the mother of his two children, authorities say.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman’s boyfriend has been arrested after she was abducted from a southwest Miami-Dade home earlier this week. It comes after human remains were found in the case Wednesday.

Authorities say Xavier Johnson, 32, confessed to the kidnapping and murder of Andreae Lloyd. He now faces several charges, including first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed burglary.

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Family members of Lloyd, 27, arrived to the area of Southwest 328th Street and 30th Avenue Wednesday afternoon, where authorities focused their initial search efforts for the woman.

Police said a cadaver dog alerted to something in the heavily wooded area but investigators initially had trouble accessing it.

It was later confirmed that human remains were found, which a medical examiner later determined were those of Lloyd.

Authorities continue search for missing pregnant mother from Miami-Dade

Authorities say a black truck belonging to Johnson was also found at the scene.

Lloyd’s family got the call early Tuesday morning that the beloved mother of two young boys, pregnant with her third child, was missing.

Miami-Dade police said Lloyd was abducted from a home just east of the Turnpike on Southwest 285th Terrace.

Sky 10 was over the scene Tuesday afternoon as detectives scoured the crime scene.

It was around midnight Tuesday when Lloyd was an hour into her shift as a caretaker for residents with mental disabilities.

Police said there was a knock at the door and Lloyd answered it.

According to Johnson’s arrest report, surveillance video shows him pulling his girlfriend out of the home and attacking her before carrying her to a white Honda Civic, which Lloyd’s family said belongs to her.

“Knocked her down, threw her in the car and took off,” Lloyd’s father, Arnold Lloyd, said.

Before the human remains were found, police said investigators were tipped off that Johnson was seen in the wooded area.

Officers arrived in the area and found a vehicle that was trapped in the brush and Johnson was detained.

Police said he was taken to the Miami-Dade Police Department headquarters for questioning while authorities continued to search the wooded area, where the human remains were ultimately discovered.

According to the arrest report, Johnson and Lloyd lived together and Lloyd was six weeks pregnant with her third child.

“She’s a mother of two children and she was loved by her whole entire family,” Lloyd’s uncle, Manuel Lloyd, said.

Police have not disclosed how Lloyd was killed or a motive behind the murder.

Johnson is being held in jail without bond. His Thursday morning hearing was reset for the afternoon to give him time to acquire a private attorney.


About the Authors:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.